Obon

Obon

Animated Film
Germany
2018
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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André Hörmann, Christian Vizi, Anna Bergmann
André Hörmann, Anna Bergmann
Daniel Regenberg
Anna Bergmann
André Hörmann
Christoph de la Chevallerie
“Obon” is a diminutive for “hanging head down in hell and suffering,” and the name of the Japanese festival in honour of the ancestors. For the aged narrator Akiko Takakura it’s a ghostly memorial day. As one of the last survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb she is haunted by memories of the countless dead, above all her violent father who was reformed only by the disaster. Her incredible story, animated in sepia-coloured drawings.

Nadja Rademacher